Maxwell Whiteman Collection of Louis Edward Levy Family Papers

Collection ID: 
SCRC 228
Date: 
1841-1942, bulk 1870-1923
Footage: 
4.68 linear feet (13 boxes)
Collecting Area: 
Collection Summary 
 
Title
Maxwell Whiteman Collection of Louis Edward Levy Family Papers
 
Dates
1841-1942, bulk 1870-1923 
 
Collection ID
SCRC 228
 
Creator
Levy, Louis Edward, 1846-1919
 
Quantity
4.68 linear feet (13 boxes)
 
Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English, Yiddish, German, French, and Spanish.
 
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Biographical Note
Louis Edward Levy (1846-1919) was born in Bohemia to Leopold Levy and Wilhelmina Levy, and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1854. He became known as a prominent member of the Philadelphia Jewish community and an inventor of photoengraving processes. Levy was an organizer and leader of many Jewish communal organizations in Philadelphia, including the Jewish Community of Philadelphia (Kehilla) and the Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants, an organization founded in 1884 to aid the influx of Eastern European Jewish immigrants arriving in Philadelphia, and others. As such, he was also a constituent representative to larger regional and national associations. In this capacity, he wrote considerably on immigration activities, including activities of the Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants at the port of Philadelphia, as well as national issues such as federal legislation for literacy tests restricting immigration. Louis’s son Howard S. Levy succeeded him as president of the Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants in 1919.
 
Louis and his brother Max Levy (1857-1926) patented the Levytype photochemical engraving process and established the Levytype Company in Baltimore, Maryland in 1875. In 1877, the Levy brothers moved the company to Philadelphia, and in 1900, renamed it the Graphic Arts Company. Further patented photoengraving inventions of Louis and Max Levy include the halftone screen, acid blast etching, and the etch-powdering machine. Along with their brother Joseph Levy (1851-1915) and Louis’s sons Howard and Lionel, they operated printing-related businesses under multiple company names, including those aforementioned, as well as the Herald Company and the Repro-Art Machinery Company. The latter represented Howard and Lionel Levy’s continuation of the Graphic Arts Company’s business following the deaths of Louis, Max, and Joseph.  
 
Louis Edward Levy died on February 17, 1919 and was survived by his wife Pauline Dalsheimer Levy and their three children, Howard, Lionel, and Hortense.
 
Description of Collection 
This collection documents Louis Edward Levy’s presidency of the Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants (later HIAS Pennsylvania), as well as his family life, and his photoengraving work as an inventor and a businessman. It also includes documentation of Howard S. Levy’s presidency of the Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence and business records. The collection also includes news clippings, patents, photographs, and photoengraving prints. Materials were originally collected by Maxwell Whiteman for his personal and scholarly research.
 
Organization and Arrangement 
The collection is arranged into 3 series as follows:
 
Series 1: Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants, 1884-1926
       
Series 2: Levy family papers, 1841-1942
Subseries 2.1: Levy family correspondence and records, 1841-1942
Subseries 2.2: Materials commemorating Louis Edward Levy, 1919
 
Series 3: Family printing businesses, 1875-1937
Subseries 3.1: Correspondence, 1875-1937, undated
Subseries 3.2: Business records, 1890-1932, undated
Subseries 3.3: Printing process patent materials, 1894-1908
Subseries 3.4: Acid-blast machinery photographs and sketches, undated
Subseries 3.5: Print samples and design specimens, undated
 
Series 1: Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants, 1884, 1890-1926, contains materials documenting the activities of Louis Edward Levy and later, Howard S. Levy, as President of the Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants (later known as HIAS Pennsylvania). The bulk of the series is correspondence of the President of the association; these contain significant correspondence with leaders of related organizations, including the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America and the National Liberal Immigration League. Materials also include newspaper clippings, reports and statistics, and ephemera. This series is arranged chronologically with the correspondence filed first, followed by newspaper clippings, miscellaneous reports, and printed ephemera. The bulk of the material is in English; some materials are in Yiddish.
 
Series 2: Levy family papers, 1841-1942, contains personal materials by and about Louis Edward Levy and his family members. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal writings, photographs, and commemorative materials. This series is arranged into two subseries: Subseries 2.1: Levy family correspondence and records, and Subseries 2.2: Materials commemorating Louis Edward Levy.
 
Subseries 2.1: Levy family correspondence and records, 1841-1942, contains materials documenting family life of Louis Edward Levy with his parents Leopold and Wilhelmina and his brothers Max and Joseph, as well as with his wife Pauline and his children, Howard, Lionel, and Hortense. The bulk of the subseries is correspondence between family members, but also contains correspondence with friends and associates. Other materials include vital records, bookkeeping and financial records, newspaper clippings, personal writings, and notes, as well as a patent not related to photoengraving. This subseries is arranged chronologically with vital records and family correspondence filed first, followed by miscellaneous records. The bulk of materials are in English; some materials are in Yiddish and German.
 
Subseries 2.2: Materials commemorating Louis Edward Levy, 1919, contains materials related to the passing of Louis Edward Levy. Materials include condolence correspondence, obituaries and news clippings, commemorative resolutions, and meeting minutes of organizations that Levy was involved in, and printed ephemera. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title. The bulk of materials are in English; some materials are in Yiddish and Spanish. 
 
Series 3: Family printing businesses, 1875-1937, contains materials documenting activities and assets of family businesses for printing and photoengraving that Louis Edward Levy and his brothers Max and Joseph, and sons Howard and Lionel were involved in. This series includes documentation of the business that they conducted under the company names Levytype Company, Graphic Arts Company, Repro-Art Machinery Company, and Herald Company. Materials include correspondence, patent materials, financial records, contracts and agreements, photographs, prints, and a substantial manuscript about the Levy line screen and the Levy family by William Gamble. This series is arranged into five subseries: Subseries 3.1: Correspondence, Subseries 3.2: Business records, Subseries 3.3: Printing process patent materials, Subseries 3.4: Acid-blast machinery photographs and sketches, and Subseries 3.5: Print samples and design specimens.
 
Subseries 3.1: Correspondence, 1875-1937, undated, contains incoming and outgoing correspondence with business clients and associates, as well as some pamphlets and other printed materials. The bulk of correspondence is to or from Louis Edward Levy and Max Levy. The subseries is arranged chronologically, with undated correspondence and other materials appearing at the end of the subseries.
 
Subseries 3.2: Business records, 1890-1915, 1932, undated, contains various records documenting printing-related business conducted under the company names Levytype Company, Graphic Arts Company, Repro-Art Machinery Company, and Herald Company. Materials include financial records, contracts and agreements, and manuscripts. Manuscripts include an article about the Levy line screen and the Levy family by William Gamble, as well as drafts of directions for setting up and using Levy acid blast machinery. This subseries is arranged chronologically; undated materials appear last.
 
Subseries 3.3: Printing process patent materials, 1894-1908, contains letters patent and associated materials for Louis and Max Levy’s multiple inventions related to photoengraving. Materials associated with the patents include certificates of working, tax receipts, and some correspondence. Patents in this subseries are from the United States, France, Belgium, and Germany.  Materials are in English, French, and German. A patent awarded to Max Levy for a hemocytometer invention appears in Subseries 2.1. This subseries is arranged chronologically. 
 
Subseries 3.4: Acid-blast machinery photographs and sketches, undated, contains photographs and prints of Levy acid-blast machinery. These include photographs and concept illustrations of the machinery’s external appearance, as well as photographic and illustrative prints displaying acid-blast plates and the acid-blast process. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 
Subseries 3.5: Print samples and design specimens, undated, contains samples of prints and graphic design associated with the Levy family printing businesses. These include reproductions of photographs and illustrative art, business advertisements designed for clients, and printed ephemera. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by material type.
 
 
Patron Information 
 
Alternate Form Available
Select files in Series 1: Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants, 1884-1926, have been digitized and are available on the Temple University's Digital Collections website: http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16002coll28 
 
Catalog Record
A record for this collection is available in Diamond, Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b6342879 
 
Research Access
Collection is open for research.
 
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.
 
Technical Access
Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
 
Publication and Copyright Information
The Maxwell Whiteman Collection of Louis Edward Levy Family Papers is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
 
Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Maxwell Whiteman Collection of Louis Edward Levy Family Papers, SCRC 228, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Related Material
HIAS Pennsylvania Records, SCRC 94, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Max Levy Correspondence, MSS PP 011, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Levy Family Business Papers, Accession 1272, Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, Delaware.
 
Louis E. and Max Levy Photograph Album, Accession 1976.252, Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, Delaware.
 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Collection donated by the estate of Maxwell Whiteman, Elizabeth Whiteman, executor, in 1995.
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in October 2016 by Anastasia Chiu, Resident Librarian.
 
 
Index Terms
 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Personal/Family Names:
Gamble, William, 1864-1933
Levy, Louis Edward, 1846-1919
Levy, Max, 1857-1926
Levy, Joseph, 1851-1915
Levy, Howard Spencer
Whiteman, Maxwell
 
Corporate Names:
Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Graphic Arts Company
Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America
Herald Company
Levytype Company
National Liberal Immigration League (U.S.)
Repro-Art Machinery Company
 
Subjects:
Emigration and immigration -- Societies, etc.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States
Jews -- Charities
Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Jewish families -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Photoengraving
Photoengraving -- Patents
Photoengraving -- Specimens
 
Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types: 
Administrative records
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Ephemera
Etchings
Financial records
Glass negatives
Legal documents
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Patents
Phonograph records
Photocopies
Photographs
Poems
Publications
Reports
Sound recordings
 
 
Collection Inventory
 
Series 1: Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants, 1884-1926
 
Series 1: Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants, 1884, 1890-1926, contains materials documenting the activities of Louis Edward Levy and later, Howard S. Levy, as President of the Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants (currently known as HIAS Pennsylvania). The bulk of the series is correspondence of the President of the association; these contain significant correspondence with leaders of related organizations, including the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America and the National Liberal Immigration League. Materials also include newspaper clippings, reports and statistics, and ephemera. The series is arranged chronologically with undated materials filed at the end; the meeting notice for the founding of the Association and the correspondence of the office of the President are filed first, followed by miscellaneous materials. The bulk of the material is in English; some materials are in Yiddish.
 
Box   Folder          Description
1          1            Announcement of meeting "to organize a Permanent Jewish Immigrants' Employment Society"          1884
1          2            Correspondence of the President's Office          1890-1900
1          3            Correspondence of the President's Office          1901-1907
1          4            Correspondence of the President's Office          1908
1          5            Correspondence of the President's Office          1909
1          6            Correspondence of the President's Office          January-March, 1910
1          7            Correspondence of the President's Office          April-May, 1910
1          8            Correspondence of the President's Office          June 1910
1          9            Correspondence of the President's Office          July 1910
1          10          Correspondence of the President's Office           August 1910
1          11          Correspondence of the President's Office          September 1910
1          12          Correspondence of the President's Office          October 1910
1          13          Correspondence of the President's Office           November 1910
1          14          Correspondence of the President's Office           December 1910
1          15          Correspondence of the President's Office          January 1911
1          16          Correspondence of the President's Office          February-March, 1911
1          17          Correspondence of the President's Office          April-May, 1911
2          1            Correspondence of the President's Office          June 1911
2          2            Correspondence of the President's Office          July-August, 1911
2          3            Correspondence of the President's Office          September 1911
2          4            Correspondence of the President's Office          October 1911
2          5            Correspondence of the President's Office          November 1911
2          6            Correspondence of the President's Office          December 1911
2          7            Correspondence of the President's Office          January-February, 1912
2          8            Correspondence of the President's Office          March-May, 1912
2          9            Correspondence of the President's Office          June-August, 1912
2          10          Correspondence of the President's Office          September-December, 1912
2          11          Correspondence of the President's Office          January-March, 1913
2          12          Correspondence of the President's Office          April-June, 1913
2          13          Correspondence of the President's Office          July-August, 1913
2          14          Correspondence of the President's Office          September-December, 1913
2          15          Correspondence of the President's Office          January-March, 1914
2          16          Correspondence of the President's Office          April-June, 1914
2          17          Correspondence of the President's Office          July-September, 1914
3          1            Correspondence of the President's Office          October-December, 1914
3          2            Correspondence of the President's Office          January-March, 1915
3          3            Correspondence of the President's Office          April-June, 1915
3          4            Correspondence of the President's Office          July-September, 1915
3          5            Correspondence of the President's Office          October-December, 1915
3          6            Correspondence of the President's Office          January-June, 1916
3          7            Correspondence of the President's Office          July-December, 1916
3          8            Correspondence of the President's Office          January-June, 1917
3          9            Correspondence of the President's Office          July-December, 1917
3          10          Correspondence of the President's Office          January-June, 1918
3          11          Correspondence of the President's Office          July-December, 1918
3          12          Correspondence of the President's Office          January-June, 1919
3          13          Correspondence of the President's Office          July-December, 1919
3          14          Correspondence of the President's Office          January-March, 1920
3          15          Correspondence of the President's Office          October-December, 1920
4          1            Correspondence of the President's Office          January-March, 1921
4          2            Correspondence of the President's Office          April-June, 1921
4          3            Correspondence of the President's Office          July-September, 1921
4          4            Correspondence of the President's Office          October-December, 1921
4          5            Correspondence of the President's Office          January-March, 1922
4          6            Correspondence of the President's Office          April-June, 1922
4          7            Correspondence of the President's Office          July-September, 1922
4          8            Correspondence of the President's Office          October-December, 1922
4          9            Correspondence of the President's Office          January-March, 1923
4          10          Correspondence of the President's Office          April-June, 1923
4          11          Correspondence of the President's Office          July-September, 1923
4          12          Correspondence of the President's Office          October-December, 1923
4          13          Correspondence of the President's Office          July 1926
4          14          Correspondence and transcriptions of correspondence          undated
12          1          Newspaper clippings          1891-1904
12          2          Newspaper clippings (1 of 2)         1910-1919
12          3          Newspaper clippings (2 of 2)         1910-1919
4          15          Newspaper clippings          undated
12          4          Miscellaneous annual reports and statistics          1891, 1901-1904, 1916
4          16          Publications on immigration regulations, public announcements, and printed ephemera           1896, 1916, undated
4          17          Jewish Community of Philadelphia (Kehilla) annual reports and printed ephemera          1911-1912, 1914-1915, undated
 
 
Series 2: Family papers, 1841-1942
 
Series 2: Family papers, 1841-1942, contains personal materials by and about Louis Edward Levy and his family members. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal writings, photographs, and commemorative materials. This series is arranged into two subseries: Subseries 2.1: Levy family correspondence and records, and Subseries 2.2: Materials commemorating Louis Edward Levy.
 
Subseries 2.1: Levy family correspondence and records, 1841-1942               
 
Subseries 2.1: Levy family correspondence and records, 1841-1942, contains materials documenting family life of Louis Edward Levy with his parents Leopold and Wilhelmina and his brothers Max and Joseph, as well as with his wife Pauline and his children, Howard, Lionel, and Hortense. The bulk of the subseries is correspondence between family members, as well as with friends and associates. Other materials include vital records, bookkeeping and financial records, newspaper clippings, personal writings and notes, as well as a patent not related to photoengraving. This subseries is arranged chronologically with undated materials filed at the end; vital records and family correspondence are filed first, followed by miscellaneous materials The bulk of materials are in English; some materials appear in Yiddish and German.
 
Box    Folder          Description
12          5          Vital records and legal documents          1841-1871
5          1            Family correspondence          1848
5          2            Family correspondence          1854
5          3            Family correspondence          1857
5          4            Family correspondence          1861
5          5            Family correspondence          1868
5          6            Family correspondence          1869
5          7            Family correspondence          1870
5          8            Family correspondence          1871
5          9            Family correspondence          1872
5          10          Family correspondence          1873
5          11          Family correspondence          1874
5          12          Family correspondence          1875
5          13          Family correspondence          1876
5          14          Family correspondence          1877
5          15          Family correspondence          1878
5          16          Family correspondence          1879
5          17          Family correspondence          1880
5          18          Family correspondence          1881
5          19          Family correspondence          1882
5          20          Family correspondence          1883
5          21          Family correspondence          1884
5          22          Family correspondence          1885
5          23          Family correspondence          1888
5          24          Family correspondence          1890
5          25          Family correspondence          1892
5          26          Family correspondence          1895
5          27          Family correspondence          1896
5          28          Family correspondence          1897
5          29          Family correspondence          1898
5          30          Family correspondence          1899
5          31          Family correspondence          1900
5          32          Family correspondence          1901
5          33          Family correspondence          1902
5          34          Family correspondence          1903
5          35          Family correspondence          1904
5          36          Family correspondence          1905
5          37          Family correspondence          1906
5          38          Family correspondence          1908
5          39          Family correspondence          1909
5          40          Family correspondence          1910
6          1            Family correspondence          1911
6          2            Family correspondence          1912
6          3            Family correspondence          1914
6          4            Family correspondence          1915
6          5            Family correspondence          1917
6          6            Family correspondence          1918
6          7            Family correspondence          1920
6          8            Family correspondence          1921
6          9            Family correspondence          1932
6          10          Family correspondence          1942
12          6          Family correspondence          undated
6          11          Photocopied and translated correspondence          undated
12          7          Miscellaneous bookkeeping and accounting records          1872-1884, 1928
6          12          Liberal Club (Baltimore, Md.), printed materials, writings by Levy, and ceramic token          1873-1926
6          13          Miscellaneous receipts of payment          1873-1901
6          14          Iconographic Publishing Company, stock certificates          1885
6          15          Printed and published writings by Louis Edward Levy and Max Levy          1890-1909
12          8          Newspaper clippings          1895-1919
6          16          Autograph book inscribed to "Sidney Levy and his sister, December 7, 1903"
13          1          Funeral notice for Isaï Lévy          1904
6          17          Miscellaneous membership and admission cards          1916, 1919
12          9          United States patent and correspondence, hæmocytometers,          1917-1921
6          18          Portraits of Louis Edward Levy and Howard S. Levy, including glass and film negatives          1913-1932, undated
6          18          Notes and personal writings of Louis Edward Levy           undated
12          10      Poetry manuscripts of Louis Edward Levy         undated
7          1          Mounted photograph, "possibly family graves in Bohemia"          undated
 
Subseries 2.2: Materials commemorating Louis Edward Levy, 1919
 
Subseries 2.2: Materials commemorating Louis Edward Levy, 1919, contains materials related to the passing of Louis Edward Levy. Materials include condolence correspondence, obituaries and news clippings, commemorative resolutions and meeting minutes of organizations that Levy was involved in, and printed ephemera. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title. The bulk of materials are in English; some materials appear in Yiddish and Spanish. 
 
Box   Folder          Description
7          2          Card acknowledgement of sympathy          undated
7          3          Commemorative meeting minute of the Board of Managers of the Congregation Mikve Israel          February 23, 1919
7          4          Commemorative meeting minute of the Council of the Jewish Community of Philadelphia          February 23, 1919
7          5          Commemorative resolution of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America          March 11, 1919
7          6          Condolence notes (1 of 3)          1919
7          7          Condolence notes (2 of 3)          1919
7          8          Condolence notes (3 of 3)          1919
7          9          Notice and program of memorial meeting of Jewish Community of Philadelphia          1919
7          10        Notices of memorial donations to the Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia          1919
8          1          Obituaries and newspaper clippings (1 of 2)          1919
12          11      Obituaries and newspaper clippings (2 of 2)          1919
8          2          Resolutions of the Independent Order B'nai B'rith, February 19, 1919
 
Series 3: Family printing businesses, 1875-1937
 
Series 3: Family printing businesses, 1875-1937, contains materials documenting activities and assets of family businesses for printing and photoengraving that Louis Edward Levy and his brothers Max and Joseph, and sons Howard and Lionel were involved in. This series includes documentation of the business that they conducted under the company names Levytype Company, Graphic Arts Company, Repro-Art Machinery Company, and Herald Company. Materials include correspondence, patent materials, financial records, contracts and agreements, photographs, prints, and a substantial manuscript about the Levy line screen and the Levy family by William Gamble. This series is arranged into five subseries: Subseries 3.1: Correspondence, Subseries 3.2: Business records, Subseries 3.3: Printing process patent materials, Subseries 3.4: Acid-blast machinery photographs and sketches, and Subseries 3.5: Print samples and design specimens.
 
Subseries 3.1: Correspondence, 1875-1937, undated
 
Subseries 3.1: Correspondence, 1875-1937, undated, contains incoming and outgoing correspondence with business clients and associates, as well as some pamphlets and other printed materials. The bulk of correspondence is to or from Louis Edward Levy and Max Levy. The subseries is arranged chronologically, with undated correspondence and other materials appearing at the end of the subseries.
 
Box    Folder          Description
8          3            Transfers of patents for rights of usage in Philadelphia           1875-1876
8          4            Incoming correspondence          1884
8          5            Incoming and outgoing correspondence          1890
8          6            Incoming correspondence          1891
8          7            Incoming correspondence          1892-1893
8          8            Incoming correspondence          1895
8          9            Incoming and outgoing correspondence          1896
8          10          Incoming correspondence          1897
8          11          Incoming and outgoing correspondence          1898
8          12          Incoming correspondence          1899
8          13          Incoming correspondence          1900
8          14          Incoming correspondence          1901
8          15          Incoming correspondence          1902
8          16          Incoming correspondence          1903
8          17          Incoming correspondence          1904
8          18          Incoming correspondence          1905
8          19          Incoming correspondence          1906
8          20          Incoming correspondence          1907
8          21          Incoming correspondence          1908
8          22          Incoming and outgoing correspondence (1 of 2)          1909 
8          23          Incoming and outgoing correspondence (2 of 2)          1909 
8          24          Incoming and outgoing correspondence (1 of 4)          1910 
8          25          Incoming and outgoing correspondence (2 of 4)          1910 
9          1            Incoming and outgoing correspondence (3 of 4)          1910 
9          2            Incoming and outgoing correspondence (4 of 4)          1910
9          3            Incoming correspondence          1911
9          4            Outgoing correspondence          1912
9          5            Incoming correspondence          1919
9          6            Incoming correspondence          1921
9          7            Incoming correspondence          1932
9          8            Incoming correspondence          1937
9          9            Acid blast etching process, pamphlets and other printed material          undated
9          10          Other photoengraving processes, plate samples, pamphlets, and other printed material          undated
9          11          Correspondence          undated
 
Subseries 3.2: Business records, 1890-1915, 1932, undated
 
Subseries 3.2: Business records, 1890-1915, 1932, undated, contains various records documenting printing-related business conducted under the company names Levytype Company, Graphic Arts Company, Repro-Art Machinery Company, and Herald Company. Materials include financial records, contracts and agreements, and manuscripts. Manuscripts include an article about the Levy line screen and the Levy family by William Gamble, as well as drafts of directions for setting up and using Levy acid blast machinery. This subseries is arranged chronologically; undated materials appear last.
 
Box     Folder    Description
9          12          Contracts, leases, and agreements           1890-1901
9          13          "Mercury liquidation account bills payable"          1891
9          14          Sheriff's sale list, "D.F. Rowe, Trustee, vs. Louis E. Levy trading as Levytype Co."          1896
9          15          Accounting balance sheets of the Levytype Company          1897
9          16          Expenditure records          1898
9          17          Loan payment notes and statements of assets          1900-1911
9          18           Lists of acid blast and etch powdering machines sold in America and Europe          1909-1910
9          19          "Directions for erecting the Levy acid blast etching machine"          1908-1910, undated
9          20          Miscellaneous invoices, bills of lading, and inventories          1909-1910, undated
9          21          Accounting balance sheets of the Graphic Arts Company          1912-1915
9          22          Manuscripts on Levy screen and Levy family by William Gamble with correspondence          1932, undated
9          23          "Directions for setting up Repro-Art Machinery Company's etching machine"           undated
9          24          "Formulas" [for Levy acid blast etching process]          undated
9          25          "Memorandum of Agreement"          undated
10          1          Expenditure records          undated
10          2          Business contact lists          undated
10          3          Phonograph disc          undated
 
Subseries 3.3: Printing process patent materials, 1894-1908
 
Subseries 3.3: Printing process patent materials, 1894-1908, contains letters patent and associated materials for Louis and Max Levy’s multiple inventions related to photoengraving. Materials associated with the patents include certificates of working, tax receipts, and some correspondence. Patents in this subseries are from the United States, France, Belgium, and Germany.  Materials are in English, French, and German. Researchers should note that a patent awarded to Max Levy for a hemocytometer invention appears in Subseries 2.1. This subseries is arranged chronologically. 
 
Box    Folder    Description
10          4          "Matter relating to German screen patents"          1894
10          5          United States patent, half-tone screen          October 12, 1897
10          6          United States patent, etching metal plates          June 20, 1899
12          12        German patents, certificates of working, and tax receipts          1899-1907
10          7          French patents and tax receipts          1902-1906
10          8            United States patent, machine for powdering plates for etching          September 26, 1905
10          9            United States patent, matrix-making machine          August 7, 1906
10          10          United States patent, etching machine          May 4, 1909
10          11          United States patent, etching-machine          October 29, 1912
10          12          Affidavit of Moses Cohen "in the matter of the Graphic Arts Company's Patent No. 2710 of 1899"          1910
10          13          Statements regarding Belgian patent number 140799          1900-1903
10          14          Belgian patent certificates of working          1905-1906
10          15          "List of foreign patents"          1908
 
Subseries 3.4: Acid-blast machinery photographs and sketches, undated
 
Subseries 3.4: Acid-blast machinery photographs and sketches, undated, contains photographs and prints of Levy acid-blast machinery. These include photographs and concept illustrations of the machinery’s external appearance, as well as photographic and illustrative prints displaying acid-blast plates and the acid-blast process. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 
Box       Folder    Description
10          16          Photographs of machinery, external (mounted)         undated
10          17          Photographs of machinery, external (unmounted)         undated
13          2            Photographic prints and concept illustration of machinery, external          undated
10          18          Photographs and photographic prints of plates          undated
10          19          Schematic diagrams of machinery, internal          undated
 
Subseries 3.5: Print samples and design specimens, undated
 
Subseries 3.5: Print samples and design specimens, undated, contains samples of prints and graphic design associated with the Levy family printing businesses. These include reproductions of photographs and illustrative art; business advertisements designed for clients, and printed ephemera. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by material type.
 
Box      Folder    Description
10          20          Book cover design sketches          undated
10          21          Business advertisements          undated
12          13          Certificates and programs          undated
10          22          Miscellaneous engravings and manuscript facsimile          undated
13          3            Reproductions of illustrations and sketches          undated
13          4            Reproductions of photographs and glass plate negative          undated
11                        Volume of print samples          undated